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Kukui's Restaurant and Bar

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American, International
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Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, 3610 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI
808/245-5050
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 80
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Resort Restaurant

This Restaurant is much better than it used to be. Food quality is better, the help is friendly, prices are relatively on the high side. Our waiter did struggle, forgetting a couple of requests. No big deal, but not the way to earn a top score. He, as well as all the employees, is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Olympia, Washington
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I liked the pool side convenience and the offerings at the beach. The service was a little slow. I would not recommend any special buffet as you are within walking distance of Duke's. The Christmas buffet was over priced and not of good value.

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Thank bsutton2015
Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Limited menu, large portions. Beautiful setting in the evening, with the torches lit along the pool. Service was not very attentive considering the menu prices.

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Thank Meyerblings
Olympia, Washington
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Restaurant is much better than it used to be. Food quality is better, the help is friendly, prices are relatively on the high side. Our waiter did struggle, forgetting a couple of requests. No big deal, but not the way to earn a top score. He, as well as all the employees, is very friendly. The Ono got rave... More 

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Thank OregonTraveling
Fremont, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How good can it get to celebrate New Year's eve at a Luau in Kauai and then also to get to have the Special Celebration Dinner buffet at Kaua'i Marriott Resort in Lihue on New Year's Day! The Poolside location well lit and decorated for a Gala event was just right for the right mood. That day the Executive Chef... More 

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Thank Dinerwhoknows
Davenport, Iowa
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Kukui's many times as we were staying at the Marriott Kauai Resort. Generally we at breakfast there; always very good. The usual American Breakfast was very generous. Eggs, hash browns, your choice of meat...the ham was very generous in size. Orange juice was delicious...tasted fresh squeezed. A few other things we had...banana macadamia pancakes...very good; oatmeal...very good.... More 

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Thank goodboysammy
San Diego, California
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While the setting is lovely and the service was friendly, the food was terribly disappointing. My order of "rare" lamb sliders were as hard as a rock. My friend's chicken in lemon sauce had the sauce on the side--about 2 tablespoons--and he couldn't eat it.

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Thank pspeerit
United States
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242 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Okay you are at a luxury hotel so finding high prices is not a surprise, but fining the food so delicious was a great delight. Sure so many times we have said we paid to much for average food, but not here, It is a Gotta Go kinda place. IHG, Rube

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Thank TrippingAmerican
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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383 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here our first evening at the resort. Everything was perfect from appetizers the whole way through the meal. Our server, Melvin, was very nice and helpful with the menu choices. It was a leisurely meal and great way to relax. We sat with a view of both the pool--empty in the evening--and the ocean. Gorgeous. We had... More 

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Nutley, New Jersey
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The food here is varied and is rather tasty and well presented depending upon the meals.The ambiance of being among torchlight and the pool provides one with that tropical resort feel and gentle tropical breezes add to the feel. PROS: - At the resort. - Sushi bar. Food was varied and delicious. - Bar drinks and staff. - Unhurried by... More 

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Thank traveleurope610
Draper, Utah
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53 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Nice food and atmosphere pool side. Nothing out of the ordinary on the buffet. Good food, not great for the price. Our tab automatically had the 18% gratuity added. That didnt give much incentive for great service. Would have loved a second glass of champagne, but could find the waiter

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kaua'i Marriott Resort & Beach Club, 3610 Rice St., Lihue, Kauai, HI
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Lihue
  • Phone Number: 808/245-5050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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